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7/16/14 – 5:02 A.M.

By this time next year Findlay could be home to Ohio’s biggest company in terms of sales. The Courier reports Marathon Petroleum could move ahead of Cardinal Health in Dublin. Marathon’s buy out of Hess Corporation’s retail stores are expected to push the company ahead of Cardinal.

Speedway is a Marathon subsidiary, and will expand its reach to the east cost and south with the addition of the Hess stores. That’s expected to double Speedway’s more than $14.5 billion in sales.

Last year Marathon had a little more than $100 billion in sales, while Cardinal Health was just over $101 billion.

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7/15/14 – 10:58 A.M.

The Carey Police Department is offering $350 to the person who can help bring two vending machine vandals to justice. Posts on the department’s Facebook page show two men trying to break into three pop machines in the village early Saturday morning. A dispatcher from the department says the suspects may have gotten away with some money.

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7/15/14 – 10:42 A.M.

If you walk outside the next couple of days, you might be tempted to check the calendar to make sure it’s July. It’s going to be far below average temperatures, but Storm Track meteorologist Chris Vickers told our Chris Oaks not to go calling it another polar vortex…

Audio: Chris Vickers

Vickers says weather patterns like this are fairly rare in July. In fact there have only been five days topping out below 70 in July for our area since 1997.

Vickers admits the pattern is similar to what brought us extreme cold just a few months ago…

Audio: Chris Vickers

Vickers says to enjoy the weather because it might not last long. The pacific northwest is in the middle of a heatwave, and once the jet stream lifts the hotter temperatures could be headed our way.

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7/15/14 – 8:29 A.M.

Ada police have made an arrest following a series of burglaries over the weekend. Kentontoday.com reports 24-year-old Josue Martinez was taken into custody and charged with two counts of Burglary, felonies of the 2nd degree and one count of Illegal Drug Possession.

Investigators started getting calls early in the morning on July 13. Three people in the village reported break-ins. After authorities interviewed Martinez they were able to find items taken from the homes.

More thefts are under investigation, and more arrests are expected.

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7/15/14 – 7:29 A.M.

Bowling Green Police are investigating an attempted child abduction. The Sentinel-Tribune reports a heavy-set woman with a butch haircut tried to lure a girl into her car. The woman was driving a 4-door gray sedan. The car was apparently similar to one owned by the girl’s family, which is described as an early 90’s Oldsmobile.

The woman asked the girl to get in the car. The girl took off running and got in touch with the police. The case remains under investigation.

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7/15/14 – 7:17 A.M.

A one-car crash injured two people in Findlay early Monday morning. The Findlay Police Department reports 18-year-old Hayley Workman of Bloomdale last control of her car in the 1500 block of North Main Street around 2:20 a.m. Her car jumped the curb and hit a tree.

Workman and her passenger, 24-year-old Tyler Adams of Bloomdale, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital. Investigators say they suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Workman was cited for failure to control and driving under the influence.

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7/15/14 – 6:58 A.M.

Carey teachers will get a nice bump in pay over the next three years. The Courier reports the Carey school district agreed to a new contract with the Carey Education Association Monday. The new deal will give teachers a 2 percent raise in the first year, and a three percent raise in the second and third year of the contract.

The pay increases are also being given to employees on the non-teaching salary schedule. Superintendent Mike Wank says the raises were possible because concessions were made with the health insurance plan

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7/15/14 – 6:49 A.M.

A Fostoria man accused of assaulting his infant daughter while she sat in a stroller will not face charges. The Review-Times reports the Seneca County grand jury ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to indict 51-year-old Michael Vain on a charge of child endangerment. Vain was arrested on June 3 after witnesses said they saw him shaking and kicking a stroller while his 3-month-old daughter sat in it.

Vain’s lawyer said they waived a preliminary hearing so they could quickly find out if investigators had enough evidence for an indictment.

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7/15/14 – 5:24 A.M.

The doctor who practices medicine in McComb will leave this fall, but the office will remain open. The Courier reports village council talked about the issue at their Monday meeting. Dr. James Doone is moving in September. However the Blanchard Valley Health System has announced plans to keep the facility open.

A certified nurse practitioner will still work in the office. The health system will also try and recruit a doctor to work out of the building once or twice a week.

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7/15/14 – 5:16 A.M.

A well known site in Putnam County was vandalized over the weekend. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the Gilboa bull was defaced late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The village quickly painted over the words with white paint. Gilboa Mayor Dick McCullough tells the newspaper the sheriff’s office is investigating the matter.

He says the village has insurance on the bull, and that this isn’t the first time this has happened.

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